manufacturer Ducati has unveiled the new Diavel V4. With the introduction of
the sophisticated V4 Granturismo engine, the Diavel's performance becomes even
more astonishing. Ducati's 1,158 cc V4, with its 168 hp and 12.8 kgm of torque,
is the ideal engine for a muscle cruiser, capable of combining linearity at low
revs with vigorous torque throughout the entire range of delivery.
sporty, exaggerated and elegant at the same time, able to magnetize attention
in any context, the Diavel V4 synthesises distant technical, dynamic and
stylistic features, such as those of sport nakeds and muscle cruisers. Thus
responds to the desires of many different motorcyclists, from the sports
enthusiasts looking for a more comfortable and stylish bike, to those who
instead experience motorcycling in a more urban and relaxed setting, to the
lovers of performance and iconography related to drag racing.
gritty, with broad "shoulders" and proudly visible four-exits exhaust
that immediately declares the sophisticated engine architecture, the Diavel V4
draws inspiration from muscle cars, from the aesthetics of superheroes and
reproduces the image of an athlete ready to sprint to the starting blocks, with
all the masses concentrated on the front and an agile, streamlined tail.
signature front and rear light clusters and turn signals, obviously full-LED,
also contribute to Diavel V4's unmistakable appearance. The front DRL changes
shape, with a double-C profile that evolves from the previous stylistic
feature. The rear light cluster consists of a matrix of punctiform LEDs
positioned under the tail, also with an unmistakably Ducati optical signature:
a unique and spectacular solution that makes the bike instantly recognizable.
Dynamic turn signals are integrated into the handlebars, in front of the brake
and the clutch control reservoirs.
distinctive element of the Diavel V4 is the massive 240/45 rear tyre. The
wheels are a five-spoke alloy with a profile embellished with machined surfaces
and are one of the most refined elements of the Diavel V4's aesthetics.
Engine: The Diavel adopts the 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo
engine, a central element of the bike’s design and at the same time a technical
choice that improves performance, dynamics and riding pleasure thanks also to
the sophisticated choice of a counter-rotating crankshaft, which reduces the
gyroscopic effect while increasing the bike's agility.
Powerful (168 hp), rich
in torque at every rpm (with a peak value of 12.8 kgm at 7,500 rpm, 0.5 more
than the Multistrada V4) but also extremely light and compact, the V4
Granturismo (which derives from the Desmosedici Stradale of Panigale V4 and
Streetfighter V4) is at the same time smooth, regular and enjoyable from the
lowest revs. It is also characterised by low running costs, with major
maintenance at 60,000 km intervals (a record value on the world scene) and
efficient in fuel consumption and emissions thanks to the extended deactivation
system. This feature shuts off the rear bank not only when the vehicle is
stationary, but also while riding at low engine speeds under reduced engine
Twin Pulse firing order, together with the dedicated exhaust system developed
with great attention to "sound quality", unmistakably characterises
the stamp of the V4 Granturismo. The extended deactivation system for the rear
cylinders, which allows the engine to operate as a twin-cylinder or as a
four-cylinder with an imperceptible transition due to its gradualness,
generates a change in the tone of the exhaust noise as it switches from one
mode to the other. A deeper sound, with lower frequencies, characterizes the V4
Granturismo when only the two front cylinders are active. The frequencies, on
the other hand, become higher when all four cylinders are operating.
ergonomics:The exhilarating performances of the V4 Granturismo
engine are combined with surprising agility and dynamics for such a motorcycle.
The Diavel V4 has a kerb weight without fuel of 223 kg, for a saving of more
than 13 kg (-5 on the engine, -8 on the vehicle) compared to the Diavel 1260 S,
thanks to the lightness of the V4 Granturismo and specific actions to many of
this with component refinement and effectiveness, with an inverted 50-mm fork
and a cantilever-pattern shock absorber, both fully adjustable. The braking
system relies on Brembo Stylema calipers and dual 330 mm front discs. The
result is a motorcycle capable of breathtaking acceleration and deceleration.
In fact, the performance of the 168 hp V4 Granturismo, combined with the 240/45
rear tire and a dedicated gearing, allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h
in less than 3'', with a truly impressive thrust.
braking system, supersport-like, with 330 mm discs and Brembo Stylema calipers,
on the other hand, ensures record-breaking performance, with peak deceleration
values of as much as 11.5 m/s2 : a value that generally characterizes racing
motorcycles, obtainable only thanks to a very refined calibration of the ABS
system. The rider - who can enjoy a low seat (at 790 mm from the ground),
central footpegs and high handlebars set 20 mm closer than on the Diavel 1260,
which make it easier to use, especially when maneuvering - is in the center of
the bike, with a riding position that also visually conveys a feeling of
control and self-confidence. Comfort also improves substantially on long rides
thanks to the rear suspension, which increases in travel by 15 mm, and especially
to the wide, well-profiled seat, designed to offer maximum freedom of movement
in every direction, thus also offering benefits in terms of efficiency in
passenger can count on a spacious and comfortable seat, footrests that retract
under the tail and a telescopic rear grab bar. Footpegs and grab bar are
effectively invisible in the closed position, and together with the passenger
seat cover, supplied as standard and easily installed, allow the Diavel V4 to
be transformed from a two-seater to a single seater with just a few gestures.
The rider can fully and safely exploit the performance of the Diavel V4, thanks
to a comprehensive electronic package that enhances the sport naked soul of
this bike. The Diavel V4 offers three Power Modes and four Riding Modes: Sport,
Touring, Urban and the new Wet, designed for low-grip surfaces. The Riding
Modes allow the rider to adapt the engine delivery and the intervention of the
riding aid systems (Ducati Traction Control in Cornering version, ABS Cornering
and Ducati Wheelie Control) to the rider's situation and preferences.
Control makes highway transfers more relaxed, while Launch Control provides
scorching starts and Ducati Quick Shift up/down makes shifting in general less fatiguing
and more effective in sport riding.
rider can manage all the electronic systems through backlit controls on the
handlebars and the new 5-inch color TFT dashboard, which also offers Bluetooth
connectivity to pair the smartphone and use it for calls, text messages and
music, or use the Turn-by-turn navigation system (available as an accessory)
via the Ducati Link App.
Enthusiasts who wish to enhance the touring capabilities of their Diavel V4
will find many options in the Ducati Performance catalogue, starting from the
semi-rigid cases with a total capacity of 48 liters for which Diavel V4 is
ready (no frames needed) which along with the passenger backrest and the
touring plexi allow comfortable trips even with a passenger. The sportier side
of the Diavel V4, on the other hand, is amplified by the street-legal exhaust
silencer with a cover and four titanium end caps. Billet parts, carbon parts,
forged wheels, and brake calipers in red or black color further expand the
possibility of customizing the new Diavel V4.
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